Ever need to find out what’s using the most space on your Linux box? There are a couple commands that will help make things easier…
To find out how much space you have use:
df -h .
Which will give you output like so…
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda 20G 15G 4.2G 79% /
To list out the directories using the most space, use this handy command…
sudo du /usr/local | sort -n
… where /usr/local is the directory you want info for (you can also just start from root: /)Please remember to subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date!
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2 thoughts on “Checking and Maintaining Linux Disk Space”
ubuntu ships with a great disk usage analyzer tool called baobab
I’ll have to give that a shot. Was trying to stay as vanilla as possible so it wasn’t an issue between distros
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